Game Theory: A Boy and His D̴̬̝͖͍̋͋͛̊͆͑̄͋̄͐̏̔̚͠ő̵͔̦̭͉̟̬͌͊̽g̶̹̀̈́̈́͆̃͌́͆̈́́̎͝ (Boneworks / Duck Season)
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There are so many secrets buried in Boneworks as it relates to Stress Level Zero's other games, especially Duck Season. There was still one thing left, after our last episodes, that I REALLY wanted to talk to you about. That is the connection between Arthur Ford, our Boneworks protagonists, and David, the protagonist of Duck Season. You see there is evidence that they are, in fact, one and the same. The SAME PERSON at different points in his life, circling back to where it all began and closing the loop. How did I come to this conclusion, Theorists? Let's get started.
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  • Elijah Bacon
    Elijah Bacon

    I was thinking that David was the dog at the very beginning

  • Mackenna the Youtuber
    Mackenna the Youtuber

    MatPat: *hands us a theory about ANOTHER indie horror game involving kids* Me: Yeah not surprised. The game industry clearly has a thing against children.

  • Justin S
    Justin S

    this is giving me some terminator vibes

  • Mortal Death
    Mortal Death

    I don't know loads about this game but why does the baseball have 2 dog/cat paw prints on it?

  • Tien Nguyen
    Tien Nguyen

    So, David becomes Arthur because of the Dog, which is future David/Arthur trying to stop David (and his mom)... but that very act of trying to stop David is what made David become Arthur... Also, void nonsense aside, wouldn't killing his past self technically cause a time paradox?

  • HisMajesty

    *_AirPods Pro have entered the chat_*

  • Daniel Punh
    Daniel Punh

    I think Aurther killed the other families to close the loop

  • Cow Craft
    Cow Craft

    Mini Theory Divid is Athur got Crazy in the void tome irrelevant, Arthur is the Dog! Btw i thought this before you mentioned it!!

  • EXV_Frostyys ,
    EXV_Frostyys ,

    one thing I noticed is in one of the endings for duck season your in the game and you see yourself in the future, but the character had brown hair

  • I_ Like_Dogs
    I_ Like_Dogs

    I’m actually surprised the earbuds are only 79.99 while AirPods are 200.00

  • ツ

    My friend Clayton’s eyes turned from blue to green at ten

  • Jamesz Burrage
    Jamesz Burrage

    If you type child in the tree house in a duck season it says immortal

  • Nemolus

    Hey i found the duck season game box is in the exit room on the desk

  • Shu Liu
    Shu Liu

    What is Sabrerlake?

  • NecTor 1
    NecTor 1


  • wnoything

    Nabye Arthur is Davids lost dad

  • Jessica Ristevski
    Jessica Ristevski

    7:59: was that jimmy page?

  • Angelo Villarreal
    Angelo Villarreal

    13:32 actually eye color can pretty often change when your older but im only saying this because when i was little my eyes change colors from blue, green, gray, and finally dark brown and when my eye turn to the its final and permanent color was when i was 8 I'm just saying this off of experience

  • Kylee Gaby
    Kylee Gaby

    matpat: * explains how the dog in duck season is aurthor's dad also matpat: *explains how aurthor is the dog me : * confused human noises

  • Natalia Mason
    Natalia Mason

    This game made me so scared ngl

  • StarLightEclipz

    “Mini theory” Me: why’s it longer then last episode..

  • Spitfire HD
    Spitfire HD

    Okay I gotta point this out this is like the fifth time I've been watching this and I just figured something out. Here's my Theory: If Arthur/David is the Dog wich I think then since the Canon ending is what is the real thing happening in the game Arthur as the dog would have known that his younger self kills the dog since he's the older version and it has already happened for him THAT then begins the loop of mom dead David becomes Arthur etc. So basically my Theory is that David's future self only exists because it using the void in the future creates itself in the past. In case you read this Matpat what do you think?

  • Real Cwaf
    Real Cwaf

    Boosh i call boosh if you go to the past to see your past self as a kid he would of already know that you were going to destroy the dog so

  • Tyler Mccleary
    Tyler Mccleary

    Haha, great conheed & Cambria reference matpat

  • Rares Lapadat
    Rares Lapadat

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo where is my intro ?????!!!!!!!!!

  • Caleb Fridy
    Caleb Fridy

    Until you do a video about So Not Believe His Lies, I'm not giving any more L I K E S

  • MarteenaRV

    So... *inhales* Arthur is a furry

  • Fate Cate
    Fate Cate

    the mini theory is longer than the normal one

  • Savannah Newton
    Savannah Newton

    what if the dog is arthur? And that's why it says welcome home

  • _Vicano49_

    if the boy was the dog then if th kid died wouldnt the dog dissapear?

  • Chancellor Palpatine
    Chancellor Palpatine

    person:*starts explaining* (sorry idk your name) my little brain:* Blows up into cells*

  • Found me Again, huh?
    Found me Again, huh?

    Turns out you're all inside of my game

  • MegaCharged YT
    MegaCharged YT

    How did he say “dog” like that

  • Masteroffire 19
    Masteroffire 19


  • Issac tong
    Issac tong

    So...are u telling me a kid who suspected a killer to his mother and disappeared can end up getting a security director job???

  • Kalrach

    2:24 "Amityville Realty" May be a nod to Amityville Horror! Wikipedia quote -- The Amityville Horror is a book by American author Jay Anson, published in September 1977. It is also the basis of a series of films released from 1979 onward. The book is claimed to be based on the paranormal experiences of the Lutz family, but has led to controversy and lawsuits over its truthfulness. Link -- Might we have a setting for the Duck Hunt game? There's gotta be a link from the books to this...

  • jose gutierrez
    jose gutierrez

    Nintendo: Let’s make a hunting game that will be easy for players. Stress level zero: Hold my beer

  • Let's Jam
    Let's Jam

    8:00 that made the whole video, honestly

  • Im board so I don't know what im doing
    Im board so I don't know what im doing

    Im not going to lie I canda got it first because of your other video

  • Mike The Slav
    Mike The Slav

    What about alora flicking the gammon switch or hard drive at the end of boneworks? Is she betraying monogon? Did she make the bug/ error on the clip board at the end of duck season. And personally I think that Arthur ford is David’s father because his father might miss him or might want to feel closer to his home. I don’t know I just started to think about this a bit.

  • Sweet And sour
    Sweet And sour

    i have a theory yes david is a kid who grows up as arthur but in the stuck forever (duck season) ending what if the kid who reopened the duck season when you turn around and the screen opens to see alittle boy with the same looks as arthur is arthur?. maybe but i just thought about it :I just sharing

  • Stephen Smith
    Stephen Smith

    mini theory It connects to Minecraft

  • Brandon Lopez
    Brandon Lopez

    I’m gonna be honest the type of earbuds he’s suggested are worth the money BETTER THAN AIRPODS I own a pair of these not the same kind but they stay in VERY well and if you work out a lot they are very useful

  • Factfur

    "[Changing eye color] only tends to happen to children under the age of 1." I was blue eyed until I was 5. Now my eyes are green.

  • AwkwardTurtle OoO
    AwkwardTurtle OoO

    But since the woman from Bonebreaker or whatever(I forgot the name already, shush) said Arthur was the 1st one to actually get doesn’t make much sense because the writing says 30 YEARS since someone has first entered the void and if Arthur is in his 20s and David is 11...that doesn’t make much sense even if the Void is a place beyond time. Or I’m just confused cause I’m no big brainer cry.

  • CMDRLawliet

    Question: if the Voidway exists outside of space and time, then why does Nine mention that it’s been 30 years since the gate to the Void was last opened?

  • blue bird
    blue bird

    I have the craziest theory:David/Arthur is the dog in order to set certain actions in place

  • Naitsab

    Arthur is not David, David is the hero of this story, he will reappear on Hall of the machine king. Mad max style.

  • _Anonym_

    Here’s a point you didn’t mention. In the two employees’ conversation in the last theory, the unknown employee mentioned that the only company that has already tapped into the void was “Sabrelake.” Flashback to your playthrough of Duck Season VR. In the Easter Egg showcase room you discovered at the end of the stream, there was a model of an officer in full uniform. Next to him was a logo labeled “Safety Agent Sabrelake.” This agency is obviously tied to the Sabrelake company mentioned by the Monogon employees and the “Hall of the Machine King” game. Through this information, we know that Monogon wasn’t the first company to tamper with the void, and could have possibly caused the events of “Hall of the Machine King.” But that’s just a theory...

  • Paul Favela
    Paul Favela

    But one thing I need to know what about the dog from duck season is smoking

  • killakaynyne

    Nah dude loves his mom...he'd try to find a way without killing her.

  • Egle Bacyte
    Egle Bacyte

    Mat i saw the cat clock in a melanie Martinez in a music video the video is called cry baby

  • jamie mitchell
    jamie mitchell


  • jamie mitchell
    jamie mitchell


  • Alex Manu
    Alex Manu

    But there is one thing you're Missing! Theorizing Needs decisive evidence! Penalty!

  • Sidhi Balaji
    Sidhi Balaji

    Did someone notice that at 9:54 welcome is written 'weclome' ?

  • tnok ton
    tnok ton

    9:31 this is the original sonic

  • TheLao

    hey matpat, the part where u ask if david is being welcomed home at 9:52, you put weclome home

  • 0MohawkWarrior0

    I keep seeing ads for those crappy earbuds everywhere, but I have found several generic brand earbuds on both Amazon and Wish that are FAR better at a fraction of the price. Every channel on TR-my seems to be pushing high priced low quality crap. It's getting worse than ever.

  • Toaster Van
    Toaster Van

    Mat: "E3 this year" Me: * Laughs in march *

  • ΛгԀom_425

    Does anyone agree that Arthur's ID card or whatever, makes him look like a combination of 8-bit Ryan and Ryan Reynolds?

  • Grace Sype
    Grace Sype

    *Sense Level Zero*

  • toothfish

    its been like three years and our boy matpat still hasnt recovered from that one undertale theory

  • emotionless fresh
    emotionless fresh

    I used to have long blond hair when I was younger, and my hair is now a light brown, still getting darker

  • Axew325

    To further solidify this theory in a new update you can see the duck season box in arthurs office.

  • Djuan Mitchell
    Djuan Mitchell

    Wait where is his dad? I HAVE A THEORY HIS DAD LEFT FOR THE MILK!!!

  • Please enter A name
    Please enter A name

    Anyone remember the game DarkWood? Lol

  • Mikhail Demsky
    Mikhail Demsky

    does anyone know the song at 9:32 ?

  • FaZe UnVerified
    FaZe UnVerified

    I think I’ll stick with my airpods

  • Fnaf Lover
    Fnaf Lover

    Well when I has about 5 I had really Blue eyes and now (about 12 years later) I have Hazel eyes ( note: I did nothing to change them, they did that on their own) so eye color can change at age older that 1